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Himalaya; personal stories of grandeur, challenge, and hope.


Himalaya; personal stories of grandeur, challenge, and hope.

Ed. by Richard C. Blum et al.

Natl. Geographic Society


255 pages




The exiled Dalai Lama of Tibet introduces this volume on the gorgeous landscape, Buddhist culture, and challenges of his homeland. Former president Jimmy Carter offers his perspective on Nepal and the work of the American Himalayan Foundation, with which the editors are affiliated. Commentary on the region's ecological, political, and social problems by 40 writers, scholars, mountaineers, and humanitarians are interspersed with color photos of stunning scenery and a color map. Reference sources beyond the National Geographic are not listed. Not indexed.

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